• Vandoren’s Profile Mouthpieces

    Mike Lawson | October 21, 2019

    Vandoren’s new Profile mouthpiece for classical saxophone is currently available in a single facing for soprano (SP3) and alto saxophone (AP3).

  • Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition Winners Perform at MFA National Festival

    Mike Lawson | April 10, 2018

    The 2018 Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition Grand Prize Winners showcased their talents and dedication to their craft at this year’s Music for All National Festival.

  • Vandoren Black Diamond Ebonite BD5 Clarinet Mouthpiece

    Mike Lawson | May 18, 2015

    Vandoren Black Diamond Ebonite BD5 Clarinet MouthpieceVandoren announced the release of the brand new Black Diamond Ebonite BD5 BH clarinet mouthpiece, available in standard pitch and 13 Series.

  • Gear: Sax Accessories

    Mike Lawson | October 18, 2014

    Beginner and step-up saxophone accessories for the education market

    With a nearly constant stream of new products coming to market, it can be nearly impossible to stay up-to-date on the latest musical equipment innovations and designs. This can also present challenges in terms of figuring out what equipment to recommend to your beginning and advancing saxophone students. With this in mind, these following reviews of woodwind mouthpieces, ligatures, reeds, and neck-straps for the beginning and advancing students should help provide a starting point as woodwind students consider upgrading their gear.

  • Emil Khuydev Joins Faculty of Interlochen Arts Academy

    Mike Lawson | September 29, 2014

    Emil Khudyev, winner of the first Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition, will be joining the staff at the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy as a full time instructor of clarinet. Since winning the Vandoren Emerging Artist Classical Clarinet category, he has made appearances with The Cleveland Orchestra, Opera Naples Orchestra, and Pacific Symphony, as well as receiving the Gino B. Cioffi Memorial Prize at the Tanglewood Music Festival, where he was principal clarinet.

  • Vandoren M|O Lite Alto Sax Ligature

    Mike Lawson | August 20, 2014

    The M|O LITE is made out of a synthetic material and offers the quick response and resonance of the standard line of M|O inverted ligatures at a lower price point.

  • Vandoren Extended ‘Masters’ Clarinet Mouthpieces

    Mike Lawson | July 17, 2014Vandoren’s Masters clarinet mouthpiece line has been expanded with the addition of the ‘13’ series which is pitched at A=440. Previously available in two distinct models, Vandoren has also added the CL6 model to the ‘13’ series as well as the standard A=442 series. The Masters line features a unique exterior shape and chamber design, […] Read More...
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